Head for the Edge columns

Head for the Edge columns from Library Media Connection, Technology Connection, The Book Report, and Library Talk magazines - Linworth Publishing

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It’s Personal” August/September 2014

Libraries in the Age of Information Plenty” October 2014

The Librarian as Technology Integration Specialist” November/December 2014

When Missions Diverge” January/February 2015

Giving Up” March/April 2015

Challenge of Change Agency” May/June 2015


10 Ways to Promote Online Resources, August/September 2013

Everything I Know About Engagement I Learned in Kindergarten, October 2013

The Online Librarian, November/December 2013

School Libraries - a Student Right, January/February 2014

Collaboration at a Higher Level, March/April 2014

Easy Changes for a More Student-Friendly Facility, May/June 2014


Bring Your Own Device to the Library, August/September 2012

10 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Your Library, October 2012

21 Dangerous Statements Librarians Make, November 2012

The Entrepreneurial Librarian, January/February 2013

The Neglected Side of Intellectual Freedom, March/April 2013

The Swiss Army Knife Approach, May/June 2013


Speaking Where Others Are Listening, August/September 2011

Who Doesn’t Get It?, October/November 2011

The Last of the Book-Only Librarians, December 2011

Freedom to Learn (due process and filtering), January/February 2012

Rules of Advocacy, March/April 2012

Transparency and Trust, May/June 2012


School Libraries as a Third Place, August/September 2010

The E-book Non-Plan, October 2010

What Does a Good Library Tell You About a School, November/December 2010

These Horses Are Out of the Barn - Ride’m, January/February 2011

Signs of a Welcoming Library, March/April 2011

GoogleApps and Librarians, May/June 2011


800 Words, August/September 2009

Leadership or Management?, October/November 2009

Format Bigotry, November/December 2009

21st Century Libraries and 20th Century Schools, January/February 2010

Don’t Confuse Social Networking with Educational Networking, March/April 2010

Gone Missing, May/June 2010


Continuing Education, August/September 2008

From Cop to Counselor on Copyright, October 2008

The Other Shoe Redux, November 2008

Building Capacity for Empathy, January/February 2009

Constructive Criticism, March/April 2009

Starting Off on the Right Foot, May/June 2009


Don’t Defend That Book, August/September 2007

MUVE It, October 2007

A Father-Son Chat (copyright for creators), November 2007

BLB or PLC?, January 2008

My Next Library Catalog Needs…, January 2008

How to Destroy Any School Library Program, March 2008

Perceptions, April/May 2008


The Importance of Bricks, August/September 2006

The Decline of Reading, October 2006

The Power of Parents, November 2006

Evaluating Collectively-Created Information, January 2007

A Trick Question, January 2007

Nickel and Dimed, March 2007

What Gets Tested Gets Taught, April/May 2007


Technology Dinosaurs, September 2005

The Need for Community, October 2005

Names Can Never Hurt Me, November/December 2005

Caution with Collaboration, January 2006

HPLUKS, February 2006

Letter from the Flat World Library Corporation, March 2006

Librarians 2.0, April/May 2006


The Other Side of Plagiarism, September 2004

Owning Our Curriculum, October 2004

Whose Voices Are Most Powerful? November/December 2004

Common Sense Economy, January 2005

A Short Guide to Computer Security, February, 2005

Librarianship as a Subversive Profession, March 2005

A Secret Weapon - Niceness, May 2005


Weed! August/September 2003

So Tell Us a Little About Yourself (Data privacy) October 2003

Foiling the Language Police November/December 2003

Exposing Shameful Little Secrets (NCLB) January 2004

A Valentine (Supporting paraprofessionals) February 2004

Difficult Times, Difficult People March 2004

Schools Are More than the Sum of their Scores April/May 2004


Did You Hear the One About…? (personal use of technology in school), September/October 2002

Old Folks and Technology, November/December 2002

The ‘M’ Word (Mandates), January 2003

Freedom and Filters, February 2003

No Principal Left Behind, March 2003

Top Ten Things Baby Teachers Should Know About School Libraries, April 2003


Faith Based Computing, September 2001

What Happened to the Good Old Days of Education?, November 2001

Everyday Problem-Solving, January 2002

Once Upon a Time (the power of telling stories), March 2002

Join Us (the importance of professional associations), May 2002


Creating High Temptation Environments, September 2000

Intelligence Deficit Syndrome, November 2000

‘Tis a Joy to Be Simple, January 2001

Getting the Job You Deserve, March 2001

Whose Goals Are They Anyway?, May 2001


Creating Fat Kids Who Don’t Like to Read, September 1999

Important Research, November 1999

There Isn’t a Train I Wouldn’t Take, January 2000

Techno-Parenting, March 2000

The Future of Books Revisited - May 2000


Teaching Ethical Behaviors, September 1998

A Stone Soup Mentality, November 1998

Getting What You Ask For, January 1999

Slideshow Safety, March 1999

The 21st Century Teacher, May 1999


Examining the Enchantment of Technology, September 1997

Advisory Advice, October 1997

Prognostication, November 1997

Mischief and Mayhem, December 1997

Citizenship and Technology, January 1998

Customizing Education, February 1998

The School of Hard Knocks, March 1998

A Work in Progress, April 1998

Librarians are from Venus; Technologists are from Mars, May 1998


E-Musings, September 1996

Giving and Taking, October 1996

How We Spend Our Days, November 1996

WIIFM?, December 1996

Computer Diversity, January 1997

Putting Computer Skills in Their Place, February 1997

The Changing Face of School Research, March 1977

Intranet? Very Intra-resting!, April 1997

A Cautionary Column, May 1997


Getting Wise About Technology, September 1995

Are You Doing the Wrong Things Better With Technology? October 1995

Six Ways to Beat the Study Hall Syndrome in Your Media Center, November 1995

Emerging Technologies, Emerging Concerns, December 1995

Copy, Cut, Plagiarize, January 1996

The DJ Factor: Why Technical Support is Critical, February 1996

New Resources, New Selection Skills, March 1996

Learned Helplessness, May 1996

Who Needs Print? June 1996

How Important is Certification, (submitted and rejected)


Making Change Work for You, February 1995

The Sound of the Other Shoe Dropping, March 1995

The Future of Books, April 1995

Embracing Ambiguity, May 1995

Praise for Media Specialists Who.., June 1995